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Wilbur Olin Atwater

Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844 -1907), a professor of chemisty at Wesleyan College in Connecticut, established the first agricultural experiment station in the United States. A great proponent of the early work done in the home economics movement, he often hired home economists to help him conduct studies on human nutrition, exercise metabolism, and human energy balance. In 1923 his daughter, Helen Woodard Atwater, became the first full-time editor of the Journal of Home Economics.


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